by: John Fowles
John Fowles has an incredible writing style that makes his books nearly impossible to put down. During the first few hundred pages of this novel, I was sure it was the best book I had ever read. Full of twists and turns, magic and fantasy – I was enthralled. But then the twists kept coming. Again and again. And then the ending fell flat. This book had so much potential, but took an unfortunate turn and is about 300 pages too long. In short: read The Collector instead.